Biodiesel Quality

January 29, 2016

Howell says 2016 may be busiest year yet for biodiesel at ASTM

BY Ron KotrbaAn abundance of biodiesel activities at ASTM may make 2016 the busiest year yet at the organization, said National Biodiesel Board senior technical advisor Steve Howell, who detailed ongoing and future technical work to expand biodiesel markets. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

NREL conducts biodiesel stability study in HPCR fuel systems

BY Ron KotrbaNREL's Robert McCormick presented results at the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference from a recent study on biodiesel stability in high-pressure common rail (HPCR) fuel systems for diesel engines. The results show current standards are adequate. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

What biodiesel producers should know about FSMA

BY Ron KotrbaIf your glycerin or free fatty acids may find their way into the food or feed supply, you must comply with the daunting Food Safety Modernization Act READ MORE

January 19, 2016

Opinion: A New Acid for Your Biodiesel Process

BY Joseph BorstLutropur MSA can be used to improve process separations, eliminate formation of solids, allow processing of high FFA feedstocks and boost biodiesel yield. Lutropur MSA has several benefits over conventional acids used in biodiesel processing. READ MORE

December 29, 2015

AGQM's 10th No-harm Test Round on oxidation stabilizers underway

BY AGQM The German biodiesel quality management association AGQM started its 10th round robin test for oxidation stabilizers for biodiesel and, for the first time, also for bio heating oil. As past experiences show, no-harm testing is essential. READ MORE

December 16, 2015

New European B20/B30 biodiesel standard published

BY Ron KotrbaA new B20/B30 European fuel standard for fleets has been published, but it doesn't mean higher blends will be offered overnight READ MORE

October 07, 2015

Time to turn up the biodiesel heat—literally

BY Ron KotrbaA comprehensive overview of several heating oil and related biodiesel news items that bode well for oilheat consumers moving into the winter season READ MORE

September 09, 2015

AGQM to start first glycerol round robin test

BY Ron KotrbaFor the first time ever, the German biodiesel quality management association AGQM will carry out a round robin test for pharmaceutical glycerol READ MORE

March 24, 2015

ASTM D7861 validates use of portable biodiesel blend analyzers

BY Wilks - a Spectro Scientific Company ASTM method D7861 for measuring biodiesel blend ratios enables users to take full advantage of the speed, convenience and durability provided by portable infrared analyzers, such as those offered by Wilks - a Spectro Scientific Company. READ MORE